The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novels)
“Many mystery buffs have credited Louise Penny with the revival of the type of traditional murder mystery made famo
Lord Mullion's Secret (Honeybath)
At Mullion Castle, sumptuous stately home, we meet the Earl and his family, who include his delightful daughters, Patty and Boosie
The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne Book #1): A Novel
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediter
Nightmares come to life for Ralph Roberts. Up all night, he's seeing some pretty strange things. No wonder he can't get back
The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)
When Marcus Didius Falco, a Roman "informer" who has a nose for trouble that's sharper than most, encounters Sosia Camil
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
In four cities across the world, four people die violently and mysteriously. The dead share a single crucial link: each was connec
Remote Control (Alan Gregory)
In the midst of his most challenging and dangerous case, clinical psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory's wife-associate district att
Mel Gibson's Apocalypto
From Mel Gibson, director of THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and the Academy Award®-winning BRAVEHEART (Best Director, Best Picture, 19
Event Horizon (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)
The year is 2047. Years earlier, the pioneering research vessel Event Horizon vanished without a trace. Now a signal from it has
The Butterfly Effect (Infinifilm Edition)
A young man struggling to access sublimated childhood memories finds a technique that allows him to travel back to the past. Occup
The Da Vinci Code (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)
Dan Brown's international bestseller comes alive in the film The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard with a screenplay b
Calling this 1996 science fiction thriller "a glorified B movie," isn't a criticism. Writer-director David Twohy managed to get in
Book reviews - The Professional
Author: Robert B. Parker
A knock on Spenser's office door can only mean one thing: a new case. This time the visitor is a local lawyer with an interesting story. Elizabeth Shaw specializes in wills and trusts at the Boston law firm of Shaw & Cartwright, and over the years she's developed a friendship with wives of very wealthy men. However, these rich wives have a mutual secret: they've all had an affair with a man named Gary Eisenhower- and now he's blackmailing them for money. Shaw hires Spenser to make Eisenhower "cease and desist," so to speak, but when women start turning up dead, Spenser's assignment goes from blackmail to murder.
As matters become more complicated, Spenser's longtime love, Susan, begins offering some input by analyzing Eisenhower's behavior patterns in hopes of opening up a new avenue of investigation. It seems that not all of Gary's women are rich. So if he's not using them for blackmail, then what is his purpose? Spenser switches tactics to focus on the husbands, only to find that innocence and guilt may be two sides of the same coin.
With its eloquently spare prose and some of the best supporting characters to grace the printed page, The Professional is further proof that "[t]here's hardly an author in the crime novel business like Parker" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).
Adultery Boston (Mass.) Extortion Mystery fiction Private investigators - Massachusetts - Boston Private investigators Massachusetts Boston Fiction Rich people - Crimes against Rich people Crimes against Spenser (Fictitious character) Mystery & Detective General Hard-Boiled Thrillers